Should I get worried?

@Nireths (149)
United States
April 2, 2008 8:06am CST
My tot has been vomiting since last night, he started with a little bit of puke like if he had spit, but the third time was alot which made him vomit again, so I had to give him a bath. This morning aroung 6:30am he vomited again, so much I had to give him another bath, he didn't want to eat yerterday and he started to get runny stool. I don't know if it's serious, maybe it's because my sister was giving him cheetos yesterday. Does anyone know what I should do?
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• United States
2 Apr 08
The most important thing to do right now is keep him hydrated. Water is great, but Gatorade is better (it has less sugar than other electrolyte drinks) because it has the electrolytes, his little body needs. I would also suggest calling the doctor and see what they say. It is possible it is just a stomach bug that can not be "cured" and you will just have to treat the symptoms. When he is able to keep food down, keep it light and simple. There is a diet called the BRAT (bananas, rice, applesauce, and toast) diet that helps when coming back from an upset stomach. Also, keep an eye out for signs of dehydration, as that is one f the biggest dangers when you have a child vomiting and with runny stools. I hope the little guy is feeling better soon.
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@Nireths (149)
• United States
2 Apr 08
I'm not sure what all of the signs of dehydration are. Could you elaborate please!.
• United States
2 Apr 08
Symptoms of dehydration include: dry lips and tongue, crying with no tears, sunken eyes, and little urine and/or bright colored urine. He will not necessarily have all the signs, and your pediatrician could tell you if there are other signs to look for, but these are most common.
• South Africa
2 Apr 08
GOOD WAY TO CHECK FOR DEHYDRATING!!! find some flabby skin on baby/toddler. pinch together some skin between you index finger and thumb - softly. hold for about 20 secs and release..there will be lines showing on the skin if the child is dehydrating/dehydrated
@dandj929 (424)
• United States
2 Apr 08
Call the doctor. Like they say: It's better to be safe than sorry. His pediatrician will most likely want to see him to be sure he isn't dehydrated. It is most likely a stomach virus since his symtoms are vomitting and loose stool. Some viruses can be serious so definitely call!! Did he have a flu shot this winter? They said the flu shot won't protect you entirely so he may have a touch of the flu as well. I know how hard to it watch your little getting sick, hope he is feeling better soon!
@Nireths (149)
• United States
2 Apr 08
Yes, I think I'll do that. He did have the shot too, got sick from it too.
• Singapore
2 Apr 08
I think you do not need to worry. Call up your child's pediatrician and check with her/him if you need to bring your tot down for a checkup. How old is your tot? cheetos and snacks as such; try not to give the child at very young age. Hope your tot get well soon and be cheerful :D
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@Nireths (149)
• United States
2 Apr 08
He's 19months old, my sister tends to give him junk food when she comes over. I don't buy or eat junk food normally, except dark chocolate.
• United States
2 Apr 08
If it was me, I would call his doctor. I doubt that Cheetos would make him vomit and have a runny stool. Little ones can lose hydration fast, so I would go ahead and call them. Especially if he has a fever. Pediolyte is good for rehydration for children, or the Pediolyte popsicles. But he may not be able to keep them down, either. Hope he gets better soon!
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@Nireths (149)
• United States
2 Apr 08
Well, thankfully, he doesn't have a fever and will probably buy some pediolyte. Thanks.
• India
3 Apr 08
u take him to the doctor.it is better to consult a doctor than worrying about the problem.he is the right person to tell what to do.
@jimbelle (485)
• Philippines
3 Apr 08
I agree to everybody's responses that if he continues to vomit and has frequent stooling then you better see your pediatrician. Meanwhile you have to keep him hydrated. As suggested you may give him sips pedialyte since he vomits in between formulas. Watch for signs of dehydration- dry lips, thirsty, sunken eyeballs and irritability. Hope he gets better by hydrating him.
@jmr201 (183)
• United States
3 Apr 08
If i was you i would take him to the doctor, i take my kids for any little thing you never know with babies.
@subha12 (18453)
• India
3 Apr 08
i just do not know how old is he. But now just run to the doctor.. Try to give him some ORS solution. it will help him not to dehydrate. never allow others to give those junks to kids.
@suganrekh (264)
• India
3 Apr 08
wHAT'S HER AGE? See her pls dont give any stuff like that to kids give natural food like plenty of fruits and vegetables if you train them by now only they will be used too for running stool give pomogrante fruit skin don't take fruit boil that pomogrante friut skin with water let it become 1/2 glass if you boil 1 glass of water with it then give the tot few drops of it running stool will stop but should nt be given while vomiting
@Samanthavv (1386)
• United States
2 Apr 08
He probably has some kind of virus or the flu. Make sure you keep plenty of fluids in him (Pedialyte is great for this) and I would take him to the doctor. Monitor his temperature. This is SUPER IMPORTANT, because a temperature that raises too high can actually cause brain damage. Get the kiddo to the doctor ASAP!
• United States
2 Apr 08
From what you are saying it maybe a stomach virus.You should take him to see his doctor.Try giving him lots of fluids.Water,ginger ale,and depending on his age pedialyte.I hope he feels much better bless his little heart.Make an appointment soon as possible.
@viewpoint (137)
• Philippines
2 Apr 08
I think you should bring the child to a doctor. Vomitting every now and then isn't a normal thing. He might have had something that wasn't good for him. His tummy is probably really hurting now, so I think you should go ahead and bring him to the doctor.
@schilds (410)
• United States
2 Apr 08
There are many stomach viruses he could have picked up - that is what it sounds like. If it is the vomiting should pass fairly quickly - the runny stool will probably keep up for a while. Like others have posted keep a close eye on him for signs of dehydration, give him sips of pedialyte as often as he can keep down, and call his dr if you see any signs of dehydration.